Episode 03: The State of Things

Nokuthula Ngwenyama (top left), Jazmín Morales (top right), Andrew Brady (bottom left), Blake Lanesskog (bottom right)
In this episode, we touch on issues around the pandemic, social justice movements, and the state of the performing arts from multiple perspectives. Our guests are Blake Lanesskog (Dance Academy ’18), Andrew Brady (Conservatory ’13), and Nokuthula Ngwenyama (Community School ’93). Jazmín Morales, Assistant Director for the Center for Innovation and Community Impact at Colburn, joins us at the end to discuss her experience with the Sphinx Organization and the EDI work going on at Colburn.

Links and Resources

Blake Lanesskog on Instagram
Ballet Project OC on Instagram
Challenge the Stats’ Music for the Crisis concert video
Nokuthula Ngwenyama official website
The Sphinx Organization
Sphinx LEAD Program

Music in This Episode

FRÉDERIC CHOPIN Sonata No. 2 for Piano in B-flat Minor, Op. 35
Rodolfo Leone (Conservatory ’19), Piano

Felicity James (Conservatory ’18), Violin
Cristina Mateo Sáez (Conservatory ’20), Clarinet